Ranked #7246


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ピューパ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 3.911 (scored by 33,282 users)
Ranked: #72462
Popularity: #651
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The "life-and-death sibling" story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Hasegawa, Utsutsu
Hasegawa, Utsutsu
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Hasegawa, Yume
Hasegawa, Yume
Kido, Ibuki
Kido, Ibuki
Imari, Ai
Imari, Ai
Narumi, Kyoko
Narumi, Kyoko


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Kido, Ibuki
Kido, Ibuki
Theme Song Performance
Yamazaki, Erii
Yamazaki, Erii
Theme Song Performance
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Opening Theme

"pupa" by Ibuki Kido & Erii Yamazaki

Ending Theme

"Dare yori Suki na no ni (誰より好きなのに)" by Kusuma San Shimai (Yurika Kurosawa, Minato Wakasa, Haruna Usui)

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Apr 17, 2014
When I first heard of Pupa it seemed rather interesting and worth looking forward to. Based on the horror manga with the same name, Pupa tells the story about two orphaned siblings who only have each other to rely on after severe domestic violence. However, one day they are both infected with the Pupa virus which turns the younger sister Yume into a grotesque man-eating monster while the older brother Utsutsu gains regenerative abilities.

This is, to put it bluntly, an exciting premise and Pupa appeared to have all the elements to make a memorable horror anime. While there had been mixed opinions from those who read more
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Mar 27, 2014
Rarely do we see an Anime that is so pathetic that it fails miserably in every aspect.
Pupa, the 4 minute short anime, succeeds in showing epic patheticness on screen.

Being a horror Anime fan, I had lots of expectations from this anime, but it failed haplessly to live up to my expectations.

Well, If you want to know how it shows epic patheticness, then read on.

Story: 2
Pupa has a story. Yes, it has a plot, but what can you expect from an anime, which has a length of 4 min per episode. The plot is heavily rushed, and as a result a lot of things get read more
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Dec 4, 2014
Let me be frank here: I love this show. It is horrible. It is absolutely appallingly horrible. I can't think of a single good quality it has. I think Pupa is hilarious. I usually don't like anime humor, but, wow, this is crazy. It's not THE worst anime I've ever seen, but, yeah, it is up there. I love it though, because it's really confusing and disgusting and so amazingly poorly made all at the exact same time, which is kind of the best combination. I try to get like everyone I meet to watch the episode thats literally nothing but the sister character eating read more
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Jan 30, 2014
If there was ever an anime that screams "most terrible anime of 2014" then pupa will be known as the anime to fit this title. This was an anime that was supposed to premiere in the fall and it got a lot of hype for having a really interesting story based on the synopsis and being a psychological horror. Then bad news hits this series with about as much subtlety as a brick to the face.

First, it went from being a 23 minute runtime per episode to about 4 minutes. Now with that in mind one would assume that they did this to preserve read more
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Both are insanely terrible "thriller" shows, in a way that it may be watched as comedy and provide much entertainment while watching with friends, only Pupa is more brutal. Be careful and watch with caution :) 
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Both are psychological horror and contain blood + gore. Higurashi has more of a plot and is actually more mysterious and interesting because of that. Both of them are really difficult to stop watching, because you just want to know what is going to happen in the end. 
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These two... things, are the worst of their kind. If every anime produced is a new "birth" by the industry, these two are abortions. Pupa is the worst TV anime. Skelter+Heaven is the worst OVA anime. They're so bad you'll either have suicidal thoughts or homicidal thoughts towards the producers.

They're both extremely short, so the only reason you should watch these two is to get to know by first-hand experience what defines a ridiculously bad anime.

If you hated one, you'll hate the other.  
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